The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry updated the forest fire situation in the region late last night (Tuesday):
By the evening of July 31, there were 41 active forest fires across the northeast. Of these, 13 are not yet under control, 28 are either being held, under control or being observed.
There were five new fires confirmed in the region today, four of which were in the Sudbury sector. One has already been called out.
Sudbury 97 – located southeast of Lake Wanapitei – is being held at 0.2 of a hectare.
Sudbury 98 – approximately 5 km west of Mozhabong Lake – covers 0.3 of a hectare and is not yet under control.
Sudbury 99 – west of Squirrel Lake – is being held at 0.1 of a hectare.
Cochrane 23 is located approximately 136 km southwest of Moosonee and covers 33 hectares.
Lady Evelyn Fire Cluster
North Bay 72 covers 27,285.7 hectares. It is not yet under control.
There were a few smokes and hot spots observed again today.
Values protection equipment remains in place for camps and cottages located on Mendelssohn Lake and Skull Lake.
There is over 12km of dozer guard along the northwest head of the fire, which was created using multiple pieces of heavy equipment.
There are over 200 front line forest fire fighters assigned to this fire.